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Old 15 Mar 2009, 02:28   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, I don't know how many of you have played stuff made by Bungie like Halo but I have to ask. Doesn't the Marathon Logo look allot like the Tau Sept Symbol?
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 02:31   #2 (permalink)
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better to ask if Aun-va doesnt look like the prophet of [forget exactly] in HALO 2- even to the point of riding the same hovering throne... :P
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 02:38   #3 (permalink)
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I'm pretty new to 40k, I really hadn't seen that before, you are completely right. They even have almost the same hat. Wierd.
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 02:46   #4 (permalink)
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lol maby we will get some halo themed aux units next update :P
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 03:52   #5 (permalink)
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Sadly, I think Games Workshop is used to getting its ideas ripped off. As they came up with alot of good stuff.
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 04:25   #6 (permalink)
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Sadly, I think Games Workshop is used to getting its ideas ripped off. As they came up with alot of good stuff.
LOL! Like how 40k is just Fantasy Warhammer mixed with Starship Troopers (the novel not the movie, fanboys) and Judge Dred? And Warhammer fantasy is so totally ripped off from Tolkien it isnt even funny. Blizzard ripped them off after that.
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 05:01   #7 (permalink)
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I'm reminded of a Something Positive comic involving the origin of the "vampire" concept, which in and of itself makes me really, really sad.
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 05:01   #8 (permalink)
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Marathon was released by Bungie in 1994, while the Tau were released by GW in 2001. So I don't think Bungie is guilty in this particular case. If anything, it may be the reverse.

But this sort of thing all goes around in a circle. If everyone called BS on every little thing that could be interpreted as infringement, all our favorite sci-fi companies would be sued into oblivion :P
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 05:51   #9 (permalink)
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I think the Marathon logo looks like a stick-man walking infront of a sniper's scope...
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If everyone called BS on every little thing that could be interpreted as infringement, all our favorite sci-fi companies would be sued into oblivion :P
But that's exactly what GW does. They're fiercely overprotective of their IP, they'll sick their lawyers on you at the drop of a hat (I'm surprised they haven't copyrighted the wargaming hobby in general), but they steal from everyone, it's ridiculous! There's very little about 40k that's genuinely original, and annoyingly enough I think that's the Spess Mehreens, and maybe the Adeptus Mechanicus, since I've never seen anything in sci-fi like a superstitious machine-worshipping cult. Other than that it's all your favorite sci-fi in miniature form...Starship Troopers, Star Wars, Star Trek, Aliens, Predator, Terminator, etc.

And obviously WHF is just like every other stereotypical Tolkien ripoff, except with rat people and guns.
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